Coos Bay Estuary Webinar Series Starts on February 24
Do you swim, fish, or boat on the waters of Coos Bay? Do you know about the many components that make the Coos Bay estuary a unique environment? Between the strong commercial fishing industry and the thriving bay grasses, the Coos Bay estuary is a hub for recreation, conservation, economic development, and a key part of the solution to climate change.
Every 4th Thursday at 5:30PM (from February through July), Rogue Climate, Coast Range Forest Watch, Coos Bay Surfriders, and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition are hosting a webinar series to dive into all that makes our bay incredible!
EMERGENCY HEAT RELIEF FOR OREGON
In the Summer of 2021, Oregon experienced a record heat wave where at least 96 Oregonians died and countless others suffered lacking access to life-saving cooling devices. On top of the heatwave, just over the past few years, Oregonians have faced devestating wildfires, months of smoke, unprecedented ice storms, and other extreme weather events.
In 2022, heath professionals, energy advocates, environmental justice organizations, and more are coming together for the Emergency Heat Relief Bills to Help Protect more families from extreme weather in Oregon.
PROTECT OREGONIANS FROM LOSING POWER
On February 23rd, the PUC is voting on whether or not to extend the utility shut-off moratorium beyond April 1st, 2021. It’s up to all of us to speak out and demand that this critical protection is extended. COVID-19 is still impacting people across Oregon, especially low-income, Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.
ROGUE VALLEY RELIEF FUND
This fund serves the needs of those who have been displaced or impacted by wildfires in the Southern Oregon/Northern California regions by providing immediate and ongoing assistance as affected individuals rebuild their lives, with a priority on those who have the least access to aid. Already, this fund has gotten thousands of dollars into the hands of community members impacted by the 2020 Labor Day fires.
Thank Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden for taking action for #NoLNG
Senator Merkley and Senator Wyden have introduced two bills that limit the fossil fuel industry’s power to use eminent domain to build fracked gas pipelines. Can you send them a quick note today to thank them for standing with our communities to stop Jordan Cove LNG?
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO STOP JORDAN COVE LNG.
A Canadian fossil fuel corporation, Pembina, is proposing to build the 230-mile long, 36-inch wide Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline through southwestern Oregon to the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon. Communities are coming together to make sure this never happens.